26 Celebrities Who Speak Another Language

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Joseph Gordon Levitt
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Joseph Gordon Levitt is a bit of a France-fanatic. He was was inspired to learn French after studying at Columbia, but had to give it up to focus on acting. He still will speak the language often and it's pretty hot.
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Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky
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Chris Hemsworth is learning Spanish, but we think he's already a pro because his wife, Elsa Pataky, already speaks it. Not only does she speak Spanish, she also can speak Romanian.
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Hugh Jackman
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People found out Hugh Jackman's second language was French during his promotion of the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
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Emma Watson
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Emma Watson's first language isn't all that surprising to fans that know where she was born. Emma says she does not speak French as well as she used to, but wants to brush back up on it.
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Tom Hiddleston
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Tom Hiddleston can speak four languages. The three you might not expect are: Spanish, French, and Greek. When visiting other countries, he makes a point of trying to learn some of their native tongue to communicate during interviews.
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Kobe Bryant
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When Kobe Bryant was 6 his father quit the NBA and moved their family Rieti in Italy. Kobe got accustomed to the area and learned how to speak Italian and Spanish.
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Zoe Saldana
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Zoe Saldana speaks Spanish and says that her children (she's having twins!) will learn the language, along with English as they grow.
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Bradley Cooper
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Bradley Cooper can speak French fluently. He conducts countless interviews in the language.
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Johnny Depp
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Johnny Depp speaks French, he conducted interviews in French while in Paris with Tim Burton.
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Rita Ora
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Rita Ora speaks Albanian, as she was born to Kosovar-Albanian parents.
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Nina Dobrev
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Nina Dobrev speaks 3 languages! She obviously speaks English, but is also fluent in Bulgarian and French.
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Charlize Theron
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Charlize Theron's first language is not English. Growing up in Benoni, South Africa, her native tongue is Afrikaans.
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Will Smith
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Will Smith is known as one of many celebrities who speak Spanish as a second language. He spoke it on the red carpet premiere of After Earth.
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Sandra Bullock
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Sandra Bullock might have grown up in the U.S., but she accompanied her opera singing mother on many European tours and picked up German as a second language.
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Leighton Meester
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Leighton Meester can speak French fluently.
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Sandra Oh
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Sandra Oh was born to Korean parents in an Ottawa suburb of Canada. Growing up she learned to speak both Korean and French.
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Renee Zellweger
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Renee Zellweger's second language that she speaks is German.
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Ben Affleck
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Ben Affleck can speak Spanish, as both he and his brother Casey lived in Mexico for a year when he was 13.
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Jodie Foster
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Jodie Foster speaks five languages. She learned French while studying at a prep school in L.A. She can also speak German, Spanish, and Italian.
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Gwyneth Paltrow
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Gwyneth Paltrow visited Spain a lot of as a teenager, so she made a point to learn Spanish and more about the culture. She visits at least once a year.
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Leonardo DiCaprio
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Leonardo DiCaprio's mother is German and his father is Italian and German, so is it any surprise that his second language is German.
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Diane Kruger
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Diane Kruger was born in West Germany. She grew up speaking German, she learned English while living in London, and then she moved to Paris when she was 15 to model, where she learned French.
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Shakira
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Shakira's native tongue is Spanish but she also speaks Portuguese, which she learned while touring Brazil as a teen, and Italian.
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Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman
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Natalie Portman can speak Hebrew, French, Japanese, German, and Spanish. She impressed V For Vendetta crew members with her German skills.
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Mila Kunis
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Mila Kunis was born in Ukraine and raised speaking Russian. She has compared moving to the states and learning English at 7-years-old as being "blind and deaf."

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